Work Experience and Clinical Attachments
Clinical work experience placements
Medical work experience placements are only offered to students who are/will be 16 years of age by the time of placement and studying at a Bedford educational facility. Please do not approach hospital staff individually regarding placements as the Trust uses a central booking system via the application form.
Contact the work experience coordinator:
Email: WorkExperience@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk for medical placements.
All other placement are as directed.
You must complete your application in full and provide 2 written references; your application will not be considered unless completed in full. Please remember to include an up to date CV and covering letter.
The placements are for a five day period (unless bank holiday) and you will be expected to complete the full week.
You will be issued with an ID badge on your first day; a certificate of attendance will be issued on return of your ID badge to the Work Experience Coordinator.
|Placement Details||Application||Profession Group|
(Weekly timetable in Medical specialties shadowing Consultants & Junior Doctors)
|Applications will be accepted from 1st October 2019 until 31st March 2020 for placements commencing April 2020. Applications will not be accepted outside these dates’.||Doctors|
(Two day placement)
|On Hold Until Further Notice||Occupational Therapists|
(with the permission of Viapath)
|Please apply via the Viapath website:||Health Care Scientists|
(Three day placement based at Gilbert Hitchcock House, North Wing Hospital)
|On Hold Until Further Notice||Physiotherapists|
Please use the form linked below to apply for a work experience placement at Bedford Hospital:
Please email this form to:
Clinical Attachments (Qualified Overseas Doctors Only)
A clinical attachment is a period of time when a doctor from overseas is attached to a clinical unit, with a named supervisor with the broad aims of gaining experience and understanding of clinical practice in the UK and NHS procedures. This includes learning about the legal, ethical and cultural context of medical practice as outlined in the GMC’s booklet “Duties of a Doctor”.
Clinical attachments are only cleared to observe and are not allowed to initiate, modify or stop treatment of a patient and must be supervised at all time by a consultant.
Doctors from overseas who wish to work in the UK are strongly encouraged to undertake a period of clinical attachment but, where possible, this should be arranged before travelling to the UK.
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